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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Brock Dickinson, Ec.D. (F)
Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Waterloo
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Brock Dickinson, Ec.D. (F)
Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Waterloo

How Inflation, Deglobalization, War and Demographic Collapse Point to New Economic Development Opportunities

Everyone working in economic development today has grown up in a world governed by increased global trade and economic growth, predictable economic and demographic cycles, and a stable international system. But this world – the only one we’ve ever known – is about to be forever altered, and the old rule books are out the window. From increasing armed conflict to demographic collapse, and from rampant inflation to the decline of free trade, Brock Dickinson takes a look at the sometimes frightening world of tomorrow, and how economic developers can position their communities for success in this dangerous new reality. Drawing on the work of visionary thinkers including investment guru Ray Dalio and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan, this session will surprise, alarm and enlighten – but also help you understand the changing nature of opportunities for your community.

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Brock Dickinson, Ec.D. (F)

Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Waterloo
Brock Dickinson has worked in economic development for more than 30 years. He is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo, and a partner in the New York-based private equity firm Blue Cardinal Capital. He advises a range of governments and organizations on innovation, entrepreneurship and the economy,...
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Brock Dickinson, Ec.D. (F)

Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Waterloo

Brock Dickinson has worked in economic development for more than 30 years. He is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo, and a partner in the New York-based private equity firm Blue Cardinal Capital. He advises a range of governments and organizations on innovation, entrepreneurship and the economy, including the United Nations, the NAFTA/CUSMA-linked Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and the North American EcoInnovation Network.

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